The Baťa workers built a solid foundation for my life
Ludmila Káňová, née Vincencová, was born August 10, 1931 in the center of Zlín. It was the house of her grandma Františka Kohlová, who had housed apprentices and employees of the Baťa company there in late 1930s. Ludmila’s father designed the uppers of shoes in a shoe company. She lived through the biggest bombing of Zlín in November 1944, one of the victims of which had been her classmate’s father. She was a member of Sokol, graduated from a family school, a girls higher secondary school and also got a distance learning degree from a business college in Zlín. In the 1950s she worked in a statistics department of the nationalized Baťa company and then in the Obnova company, in a district institute of national health and in the Pozemní stavby construction company. She is a Zlín patriot and a member of the Baťa School of Work alumni.